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May 24, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
AMC's "The Killing," about the grisly murder of young Rosie Larsen, was pronounced dead at the end of a troubled two-season run that included declining ratings amid a revolt by once-supportive critics and fans over what they perceived to be the failed promise to end the first season by revealing the identity of the killer. But despite its cancellation, "The Killing" did not rest in peace. The faithful, including some network executives and creator/executive producer Veena Sud, always held out a glimmer of hope that the series, which earned high praise for its moody tension and the performance of leads Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, might somehow be resurrected.
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November 15, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The Killing" won't die. Netflix, known to help the underdog, has ordered a fourth and final limited season of the beleaguered drama. The six-episode series finale, produced by Fox Television Studios, will be made available only to Netflix streaming subscribers. Consider it another up in the show's seesaw life. AMC originally canceled the low-rated series, created and executive-produced by Veena Sud, after two seasons. The network later reversed the decision and ordered a third season after a deal with Netflix, which stepped in as exclusive streaming producer, helped offset the costs.
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August 5, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Ratings for Sunday's season finale of "The Killing" had news good and bad for AMC. The moody crime drama drew a total of 1.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That's up 7% compared with the Season 2 closer in June 2012, and in line with overall ratings this season.  Still, that's probably not the kind of growth AMC was hoping for this year. INTERACTIVE: Fall 2013 TV preview Last year, you'll recall, the network announced it wouldn't bring back "The Killing" for a third season.
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August 7, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It's tough to beat a good crime drama for many reasons, only some of which have to do with guns, car chases and wise but weary men saying things like "I'm too old for this. " Crime punctures the delicate scrim of daily life: The perfect family, the orderly office, the quiet town. Its investigation goes even further, yanking the coverlet from the unmade bed of human nature, exposing the stains, the cigarette burns, the secrets. That's why murder mysteries remain the most popular stories on television - through them we can safely examine the tenuous nature of civilization.
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March 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"The Killing," AMC's detective drama that was resurrected after being canceled followng a troubled two-season run, will return for its third season on June 2 with a two-hour premiere. The show's creator, Veena Sud, will head up the new season, and Mirelle Enos and Joel Kinnaman, who respectively played detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, will return along with new cast members Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz. The drama will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 10 episodes, and end with a two-hour finale.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd
(There will be spoilers.) AMC's "The Killing" ended its second and possibly final season Sunday night. Ratings were down this year -- some viewers defected over what they considered to be an irritating/uncalled-for/unfair cliffhanger where a solution had been expected; others had already grown tired of its rat-maze of dead ends and diversions -- and whatever might happen in the future to police detective partners Sarah Linden and Stephen...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It's tough to beat a good crime drama for many reasons, only some of which have to do with guns, car chases and wise but weary men saying things like "I'm too old for this. " Crime punctures the delicate scrim of daily life: The perfect family, the orderly office, the quiet town. Its investigation goes even further, yanking the coverlet from the unmade bed of human nature, exposing the stains, the cigarette burns, the secrets. That's why murder mysteries remain the most popular stories on television - through them we can safely examine the tenuous nature of civilization.
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March 24, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
After last year's season finale of "The Killing" generated howls of indignation, the show's blindsided creative team began worriedly plotting to win back their audience. What if the show's central mystery was answered — something implicitly promised in its first season promotional campaign "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" — in the opening episode of the new season, which begins April 1? After lengthy discussions, executives at AMC and the show's production company, Fox Television Studios, ultimately decided against the highly unusual step, according to a person familiar with those talks who was not authorized to speak about them publicly.
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June 14, 2012 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Lost"co-creator Damon Lindelof loved the first season finale of AMC's"The Killing. " But by calling the show's choice not to reveal Rosie Larsen's killer "a stroke of genius," he flies in the face of general opinion. "If the show had told us who the killer was, we'd have been talking about it for a week," Lindelof says. "The fact that we're still talking about it - you have to admire it on a sheer Barnum form of showmanship. " Lindelof empathizes with "Killing" creator Veena Sud because he's been there with a show that colors outside the lines, facing a much larger broadcast television audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The Killing" won't die. Netflix, known to help the underdog, has ordered a fourth and final limited season of the beleaguered drama. The six-episode series finale, produced by Fox Television Studios, will be made available only to Netflix streaming subscribers. Consider it another up in the show's seesaw life. AMC originally canceled the low-rated series, created and executive-produced by Veena Sud, after two seasons. The network later reversed the decision and ordered a third season after a deal with Netflix, which stepped in as exclusive streaming producer, helped offset the costs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Ratings for Sunday's season finale of "The Killing" had news good and bad for AMC. The moody crime drama drew a total of 1.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That's up 7% compared with the Season 2 closer in June 2012, and in line with overall ratings this season.  Still, that's probably not the kind of growth AMC was hoping for this year. INTERACTIVE: Fall 2013 TV preview Last year, you'll recall, the network announced it wouldn't bring back "The Killing" for a third season.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Trust is difficult to build and easy to destroy. It's a lesson Bullet may be learning too late. The spunky, street-surviving teen has shown a willingness to lie to help her friends, but her actions backfire badly in this week's episode, titled “Try” (something of an understatement, but maybe show runner Veena Sud thought “Gambling With Life and Death” was a bit much). There are three desperate, last-chip bets: Bullet fabricates a story to get Det. Stephen Holder to search for her girlfriend; Det. Sarah Linden tries to talk her way out of mortal danger from an abductor; death row inmate Ray Seward struggles to avoid the noose.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
AMC's "The Killing," about the grisly murder of young Rosie Larsen, was pronounced dead at the end of a troubled two-season run that included declining ratings amid a revolt by once-supportive critics and fans over what they perceived to be the failed promise to end the first season by revealing the identity of the killer. But despite its cancellation, "The Killing" did not rest in peace. The faithful, including some network executives and creator/executive producer Veena Sud, always held out a glimmer of hope that the series, which earned high praise for its moody tension and the performance of leads Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, might somehow be resurrected.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"The Killing," AMC's detective drama that was resurrected after being canceled followng a troubled two-season run, will return for its third season on June 2 with a two-hour premiere. The show's creator, Veena Sud, will head up the new season, and Mirelle Enos and Joel Kinnaman, who respectively played detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, will return along with new cast members Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz. The drama will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 10 episodes, and end with a two-hour finale.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd
(There will be spoilers.) AMC's "The Killing" ended its second and possibly final season Sunday night. Ratings were down this year -- some viewers defected over what they considered to be an irritating/uncalled-for/unfair cliffhanger where a solution had been expected; others had already grown tired of its rat-maze of dead ends and diversions -- and whatever might happen in the future to police detective partners Sarah Linden and Stephen...
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Lost"co-creator Damon Lindelof loved the first season finale of AMC's"The Killing. " But by calling the show's choice not to reveal Rosie Larsen's killer "a stroke of genius," he flies in the face of general opinion. "If the show had told us who the killer was, we'd have been talking about it for a week," Lindelof says. "The fact that we're still talking about it - you have to admire it on a sheer Barnum form of showmanship. " Lindelof empathizes with "Killing" creator Veena Sud because he's been there with a show that colors outside the lines, facing a much larger broadcast television audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Trust is difficult to build and easy to destroy. It's a lesson Bullet may be learning too late. The spunky, street-surviving teen has shown a willingness to lie to help her friends, but her actions backfire badly in this week's episode, titled “Try” (something of an understatement, but maybe show runner Veena Sud thought “Gambling With Life and Death” was a bit much). There are three desperate, last-chip bets: Bullet fabricates a story to get Det. Stephen Holder to search for her girlfriend; Det. Sarah Linden tries to talk her way out of mortal danger from an abductor; death row inmate Ray Seward struggles to avoid the noose.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"The Killing" isn't dead after all. The AMC crime drama that was canceled last year by AMC following its troubled two-season run has been resurrected for a third season by AMC and Fox Television Studios, bringing back its creator Veena Sud and original stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. " 'The Killing' from Day 1 has been a truly original take on the crime drama," Charlie Collier , AMC's president, said in a statement. "Veena Sud and the rest of the talented creative tream are hard at work ... we're so pleased to welcome 'The Killing' back for another season.
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March 24, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
After last year's season finale of "The Killing" generated howls of indignation, the show's blindsided creative team began worriedly plotting to win back their audience. What if the show's central mystery was answered — something implicitly promised in its first season promotional campaign "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" — in the opening episode of the new season, which begins April 1? After lengthy discussions, executives at AMC and the show's production company, Fox Television Studios, ultimately decided against the highly unusual step, according to a person familiar with those talks who was not authorized to speak about them publicly.
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